Major Frederick Leslie Biddle

Ranks Held Captain, Major
Birth Date 27 October 1885
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Clifton Hill
Death Date 17 August 1917
Death Place Belgium
Also known as Fred Leslie Biddle
Final Rank Major
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
  • 1st Australian Division
  • 2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • 2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • 4th Australian Field Artillery Battery
Places
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1916-11-14
Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-04
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-04-19
Description

Frederick Leslie Biddle was born on 27 October 1885 and educated at Hawthorne College. He had also matriculated twice at the University of Melbourne and had spent 10 years with the Citizen Militia Force as a gunner. He was promoted to Captain with the CMF on 1 September 1913.

At the time of enlistment on 18 August 1914, he was 28 years old and was working as a warehouseman in East Melbourne. He was assigned to 2nd Field Artillery with the rank of captain and departed Melbourne aboard HMAT Shropshire on 20 October 1914. Biddle served in Egypt and France before being killed in action on 17 August 1917. Frederick Biddle is buried at Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Belgium.

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Timeline

Date of birth 27 October 1885
Date of enlistment 19 August 1914
Date of embarkation 20 October 1914
Date of recommendation honour or award 29 August 1916
Date of recommendation honour or award 07 September 1916
Date of recommendation honour or award 10 September 1916
Date of death 17 August 1917